Hawthorn Foundation: for Missouri
The Hawthorn Foundation is a highly diverse group of Missouri leaders in business, education, economic development, healthcare and labor dedicated to making the state of Missouri stronger, thus developing a vibrant economy for the state of Missouri. Hawthorn was created as and remains a non-partisan, non-political organization of Missouri-based businesses and community leaders in statewide business recruitment, retention, and development efforts. Hawthorn also supports the State of Missouri government’s efforts to improve its effectiveness and efficiency to better serve its citizens. The Missouri Partnership is an important "front wheel" component of the Hawthorn Foundation.
Latest News: Fleet Management Task Force Report
The Missouri Chief Operating Officer, Drew Erdmann, requested the assistance of private sector fleet managers and industry representatives to study vehicle fleet practices within Missouri State Government. The State of Missouri spends approximately $98 million each year to transport state employees for official business. The COO asked for a task force to seek out opportunities to streamline fleet practices and lower the overall costs of transportation utilizing industry best practices. The task force completed its work in December 2017.
Hawthorn's Newest Members
Congratulations to our new members: